Politics and power is changing. And so are we.
We’re looking for an experienced campaigning leader with a track record of winning and innovating. Working with elected student leaders, you’ll lead the reinvention of NUS’ campaigning practice in Wales.
You’ll have the skill and drive to build a modern mass-engagement movement of students supported by a far reaching digital strategy and a ground force of organized student activists. You’ll also shape the political agenda itself, identifying key issues and generating transformational solutions that sit at the heart of our campaigning. You’ll be someone able to influence at a personal level as well as at societal level.
What’s the job?
This is a role overseeing NUS’ campaigning, press, communications and influencing in Wales. You’ll be working closely with members of the Welsh Senedd, its government, public sector bodies and civil servants. NUS works across a wide range of issues and our priorities are set by students via our democracy. You’ll be working on further and higher education matters for sure as well as student welfare issues like housing, healthcare, and mental wellbeing.
You’ll also be working on social policy issues including climate change and liberation for women, black students, LGBT+ students, trans students and disabled students.
In return for your passion and experience we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holidays and benefits.
Location: This role is available primarily at our office in Cardiff. We’ll also consider applicants wishing to work as home workers.
Salary: £28,225 to £31,768.90 (FTE £47,043 to £52,948)
Job Type: Part Time, Permanent, 21 hours a week.
We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within NUS currently.
Who are we?
NUS is a confederation of 600 students’ unions representing over 7m students and apprentices across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales. In Wales, there are 20 students’ unions representing more than 300,000 students, learners and apprentices. We’re 98 years old and are looking forward to celebrating our centenary having successfully established ourselves at the cutting edge of social change. The student movement is fast-paced and sometimes challenging, but we’re also a big family who support each other.
We see anti-oppression as central to our mission. Education isn’t working unless it’s working for everyone in our society. We’re trans inclusive without exception. And we welcome individuals who are up for taking active responsibility for their own ongoing learning on liberation, equity, diversity and inclusion.
Closing date for applications is 13th April 2020
You may have experience of the following: Campaign Director, Campaigns Director, Policy Director, Communications Director, Brand and Influence Manager, Director of Communications, Press Secretary, Political Aide, Political Assistant, Third Sector, Trade Union, Head of Policy, etc.